In Maana ke hum yaar nahin, Parineeti Chopra sounds earnest enough to carry the lovely ghazal’ish melody. But earnestness alone doesn’t seem enough, as is quite evident from multiple points in the song. That there is also a duet version of the same song featuring the inimitable Sonu Nigam (along with Parineeti) only accentuates the earlier, solo version’s shortcoming, in comparison. Arijit Singh completely aces the captivating rock ballad in Haareya, though the song’s feel seems tailor-made for the film’s singer-actor Ayushmann Khurrana! Monali Thakur breezes through the whispery Khol de baahein that has a really neat and seamless Bengali-Hindi mix. Afeemi too is a wonderful listen, with a breezy tune and engaging interludes and excellent singing by Sanah Moidutty and Jigar. The Pancham swagger generously helps Yeh jawani teri, even as it traverses familiar territory trodden earlier by Manj Musik in Baaghi’s Let’s Talk About Love. The soundtrack’s best, though, is Iss tarah, with Clinton and Dominique Cerejo holding the song’s funky Indipop vibe beautifully, even as Sachin-Jigar offer a compellingly catchy tune with a superb brass layer and an awesome high of a hook! After a surprisingly lean 2016, Sachin-Jigar open their 2017 account on a great note!
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